FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Terminix International Company,

 

 

Complainant

 

 

against

 

 Docket #FIC1999-620

Secretary, State of Connecticut, Department of
Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste
Management, Waste Engineering and Enforcement
Division; and State of Connecticut, Department of
Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste
Management, Waste Engineering and Enforcement
Division,

 

 

Respondents

April 12, 2000

 

 

 

 

            The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on February 24, 2000, at which time the complainant and respondents appeared and reached the following terms, in resolution of this case:

 

1.  By February 29, 2000, the respondents shall make available to the complainant all records described in the complainantís request for records dated December 15, 1999, except as described in paragraph 2, below.   The respondents shall provide copies of such records requested by the complainant on or soon after February 29, 2000.

 

2.                            With respect to the enforcement records described in the second bullet on page one of the complainantís December 15, 1999, request, the complainant shall provide the respondents with a list of requested enforcement files, containing the dates of such files, by March 3, 2000.  Thereafter, the respondents shall screen such requested records for privileged information, redact any such privileged information, and make available such records, in redacted form, to the complainant on or before March 17, 2000.   The respondents shall provide copies of such records requested by the complainant on or soon after March 17, 2000.

 

3.   With respect to future freedom of information requests, the complainant shall submit such requests to Dean Applefield, a DEP employee, who shall work in cooperation with the complainant in attempting to fulfill such requests and who shall communicate to the complainant information related to the volume of records and search time involved in complying with such future requests.       

 

4.  In consideration of the foregoing, the complainant withdrew the complaint in this

 matter. 

 

 

The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:

 

            1.  The complaint is hereby dismissed.

 

            2.  The Commission commends all parties for reaching a non-litigated settlement of this matter.

 

 

 

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of

April 12, 2000.

 

 

_________________________

Melanie R. Balfour

Acting Clerk of the Commission


PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S., THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.

 

THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:

 

 

Terminix International Company

c/o Atty. Kristin G. Cianflone and

Atty. Thomas F. Harrison

Day, Berry & Howard LLP

CityPlace I

Hartford, CT  06103-3499

 

 

Secretary, State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste

Management, Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division; and State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Management, Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division

c/o Atty. Judith Merrill

Assistant Attorney General

55 Elm Street, PO Box 120

Hartford, CT  06141-0120

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________

Melanie R. Balfour

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

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